Sub-Section: Facial Identification: Local Criminal Record Centre
Component: Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management
Location of the post: Makhado: Limpopo (1 Post) (Ref FS 137/2013)
Secunda: Mpumalanga (1 Post) (Ref FS 138/2013)
Salary Level: BAND B1 Salary Notch 3 R212 286 (Per Annum)
• A three year NQF 6 qualification, majoring in one or more of the following: Forensic Science /
Investigation, Criminalistics, Police Science, Criminology, Police Administration, Criminal Law,
Criminal Procedure Law, Law of Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Fine
Arts and Graphic Design will be an advantage.
• A minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in the field of the post will be an advantage.
• Perform facial sketches of suspects.
• Identify suspects and victims through scientific methods.
• Liaise with experts in related fields for investigative purposes.
• Advise investigators regarding facial identification and forensic anthropology methods.
• Present evidence in court.
• Provide guidance on policies, standards and procedures regarding facial identification policies.
• Conduct research projects in the facial identification field with a view of improving the services at
How To Apply
- Only the official application form (available on the SAPS website and at SAPS recruitment offices) will be accepted. The Z83 previously utilized will no longer be accepted. All instructions on the application form must be adhered to and previous criminal convictions must be declared. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the application.
- The post particulars and reference number of the post must be correctly specified on the application form.
- Persons who retired from the Public Service by taking a severance package, early retirement or for medical reasons, as well as persons with previous convictions, are excluded.
- A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae must be submitted together with the application form.
- Certified copies (certification preferably by Police Officers) of an applicant’s ID document, motor vehicle drivers license (Police Act appointments), Senior Certificate and all educational qualifications obtained and service certificates of previous employers stating the occupation and the period, must also be submitted and attached to every application.
- The copies must be correctly certified on the copy itself, not at the back. The certification must not be older than three months.
- All qualifications and driver’s licenses submitted will be subjected to verification checking with the relevant institutions. The South African Police Service will verify the residential address of applicants and conduct reference checks.
- Applications must be mailed timeously. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.
- The closing date for the applications is 22 November 2013.
- Appointments will be made in terms of the SAPS Act or Public Service Act as applicable to the post environment.
- If a candidate is short-listed, it can be expected of him/her to undergo a personal interview.
- Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to a medical assessment by a medical practitioner as determined by SAPS prescripts.
- Applicants appointed under the Police Service Act will be subjected to undergo a lateral entry programme at a SAPS training institution, where applicable.
- Short-listed candidates for appointment to certain identified posts, will be vetted in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No 32 of 2007) and the Children’s Act, 2005
- (Act No 38 of 2005). A candidate, whose particulars appear in either the National Register for Sex Offenders or Part B of the Child Protection Register, will be disqualified from appointment to that post.
- All short-listed candidates will be subjected to fingerprint screening.
- Correspondence will be conducted with successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
- The South African Police Service is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof.
- The South African Police Service is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and it is the intention to promote epresentivity in the Public Service through the filling of these posts. Persons whose transfer/appointment/promotion will promote representivity will therefore receive preference.
Applications and enquiries can be directed to:
Colonel Mpeta/ Lt Colonel Klopper
Tel: (012) 421-0485
Tel: (012) 421-0194
Private Bag X 322
Cnr Beckett and Pretorius Street